Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how WTO uses the personal data we may collect from you when you use the Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) website.


What data do we collect?

WTO may collect personal data including, among other information, first and last name, email and other contact details.


How do we collect your data?

WTO collects and process data when you:

  • Use or view the TFAF website via your browser's cookies;
  • Subscribe to NewsBytes;
  • Contact us through the TFAF website.


How will we use your data?

WTO will use your data only in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected. For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • Reply to enquiries you send to us;
  • Where you have specifically agreed to this, send you our newsletters by email or any other information relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you.



WTO may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters, information on our events and activities and any other information that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.


Security and Confidentiality

WTO does not sell or share any personally identifiable data volunteered to the WTO to any third party. Any personal data provided to WTO is held with the utmost care and security and will be used only in ways set forth in this notice, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented.

All persons having access to, and associated with, the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

How long do we store your data?

WTO takes the principles of data minimization and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required.


What are your data protection rights?

WTO would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:


The right to access - You have the right to request WTO for copies of your personal data, under certain conditions.


The right to rectification - You have the right to request that WTO correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request WTO to complete information you believe is incomplete.


The right to erasure - You have the right to request that WTO erase your personal data, under certain conditions.


The right to restrict and object to processing - You have the right to restrict or object to WTO's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.


If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: jurisconsult [at] .


What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit the TFAF website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.


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How do we use cookies?

WTO uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on the TFAF website, including:

  • Understanding how you use the TFAF website;
  • Recognize you on the TFAF website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include your location and preferred language.

How to manage cookies?

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of the TFAF website features may not function as a result.


Privacy policies of other websites

The TFAF website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to WTO websites, so if you click on a link to a non-WTO website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our  privacy policy

WTO keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 13 October 2021.


How to contact us?

If you have any questions about WTO's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Email us: jurisconsult [at]